- The schedule for the Minnesota Wild’s first round of the playoffs is here and we got you covered if you’re wondering when to tune in. [Hockey Wilderness]
- It’s been a decade since the death of Derek Boogaard and Michael Russo wrote a stellar piece, interviewing his family. [The Athletic]
- Coming into the playoffs, NHL executives and coaches put the 16 teams into tiers of contention and give comments on realistic possibilities of championships. [The Athletic]
- There is an uncomfortable pause between this team and Zach Parise, and the separation between the two is imminent. [10K Rinks]
Off the trail...
- Which coaches and executives are on the hot seat? [The Athletic]
- A first-round matchup between Tom Wilson and Brad Marchand is what we deserve as an appetizer to this 2021 postseason. [Defector]
- Ranking all 16 playoff teams by their goaltending. [ESPN]
- The Seattle Kraken signed their first ever player, an undrafted CHL free agent.